May 16, 2016 (Korean time) is a day that will never be forgotten by Major League Baseball fans. The two players who collided in the process of sliding to second base played a boxing game on the ground, not baseball, and the benches on both sides were emptied in an instant.
The man who surprised the major leagues was Rugnedo Odor (29), who was a member of Texas at the time. Odore, a small infielder, won by decision by inserting an accurate hook that made Jose Bautista (then Toronto), who was much bigger than himself, reel. This scene is still talked about among Texas and Toronto fans, and Texas had to suffer strong criticism from Toronto clubs and fans who made it a product.
However, Odor is on the decline after the ‘punch’. He also signed a long-term contract with Texas, but stayed at a batting average of 0.215 for four years from 2017 to 2020 and did not help the team. After that, I’m a Journeyman. He also had disappointing records in 2021 with the New York Yankees and 2022 with Baltimore. Even now, no team is offering a major league contract anymore. This year, he also signed a minor league contract with San Diego. 온라인카지노
Odor stayed with a batting average of 0.202 in 2021 and 0.207 in 2022. However, he is not a good walker either. He thought it was all over. However, the results of this trial match are quite good. It was a big success with a batting average of 0.324 and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.925 in 13 games until the 26th (Korean time). This is the first season in the history of Odor’s exhibition game that his on-base percentage (.425) exceeds 40%. The San Diego bench is also preparing the final judgment by continuing to play Odor.
San Diego is testing whether it can be used in the outfield as well as second base, the existing position. In fact, Odor has recently seen defense in the outfield. He is a stranger, but he has to do it to survive in the major leagues. If you pass this gateway, local media predict that it is not impossible to enter the opening roster.
The North American sports media ‘The Athletic’ put Odor’s name in the infield while predicting San Diego’s opening roster on the 27th (Korean time). Manny Machado, Xander Bogaerts, Ha-sung Kim, and Jake Cronenworth, who are selected as starting pitchers, are expected to have a seven-man infield, including veterans Matt Carpenter, Nelson Cruz, and Odor.
‘The Athletic’ said, ‘Odor, a minor league invitee, may have already landed on the team’s bench,’ and ‘Friday made his pro outfield debut, and San Diego will welcome any utility use. It’s also because outfielder Adam Engel suffered a hamstring injury last week and will have to start the season on the disabled list.”
As he has little outfield experience, there is a high possibility that he will be used as an infield backup once he is on the opening roster. Odor has experience at second and third base. It is worth thinking about a picture in which Ha-sung Kim takes on the task of filling his break time, or Ha-seong Kim occasionally plays as the starting second baseman when playing other positions. Attention is also focusing on whether the owner of the nuclear punch, which seemed to end, will be able to recover from behind Kim Ha-seong.